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The Wandering Dog Inn

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1060 East West Rd, Ontario N0R 1M0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-12-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-12-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Pelee Island
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A simple Inn on a quiet island. Escape the rat race to yesteryear on remote Pelee Island. Our Inn offers 4 adults only rooms in the Main House with 4 private bathrooms and 1 public bathroom. Private suites with private ensuite bathrooms are situated on the back of the property. Our Family Suite accommodates you kiddos and or doggos. All rooms are air conditioned. Continental breakfast is served daily from 8am - 10am on our large wrap around screened veranda of the Main House. Occasionally our actual wandering dog - Fred - stops by to beg for a bagel. Our 3 acre property offers a screened gazebo a natural firepit and a one touch firepit for our less rustic type guests. Bike the island, hit the winery, walk the beach, hike the trails and fall into bed at the end of each day on Pelee Island at The Wandering Dog Inn. No Wifi, No Tv... just regular old conversation and naps!
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Complimentary instant cofffee
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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roxygirl100 wrote a review Oct. 2021
Toronto, Canada354 contributions93 helpful votes
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A beautiful old inn. We stayed in the family suite. The one which allows for children and dogs modern country furniture very tastefully chosen. Great attention to detail. Property is beautiful. Dogs loved it and we all loved Cathy and Kevin. Both very welcoming. Kevin with a wicked sense of humor kept us in stitches. Cathy Sid a superb breakfast buffet in main house each morning. We loved our stay in the island. Could have spent a whole week. It’s a great wind down. Soundscape is silence. It’s wonderful. Each day we explored something different. Bikes are a good way to get around Rented e bikes. Many bring their own. WDI have a great bike rack They also do up a great campfire at night and have a netted gazebo in case flies are out Kevin helped us get the bbq going for a steak dinner one night. Was superb. Cathy helped out with utensils I didn’t bring Lovely old inn, updated with modern furniture and details, great brekkies, great vibe. Whether it’s 2 night or 7 nights it’s such a good break from it all. We will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: BRing your bikes if u can. U can rent them near dock if u need to
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Responded Oct. 10, 2021
Thanks for the review! 🐾. We look forward to seeing you again on the island! C+K
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Rosanne W wrote a review Sep. 2021
48 contributions50 helpful votes
Cathy and Kevin are amazing hosts. I gave the Inn an "Average" rating, but it does deserve a "Good" rating. Our room was quite small, but having the A/C and fan was fantastic. Our private bathroom was down the stairs. So, if this is a problem for you, do not stay here. Ensure you get one of the rooms which have an ensuite. Cathy prepares a fantastic spread for breakfast. Pelee Island does not have many options when it comes to eating out. So, when you are given food, ensure you eat it!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Sep. 8, 2021
Thanks for taking time to write a review! Sorry we didn't have a suite available for you. We book up realllly far out in advance. Insider tip to future guests: be sure to spend time on our website + socials so you're prepared for island life! We're not fancy. We're not fussy. If it's less you're after we've got more of it.😎🐾
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Glenn K wrote a review Aug. 2021
3 contributions4 helpful votes
We absolutely loved it. Kevin met us on our arrival and made us feel welcome right away. We had a suite, which was lovely, spacious and fully stocked. I felt like I was staying at the inn from Newhart, which for me was amazing. The breakfast was fantastic (including very delicious coffee), and I loved sitting and eating in the enclosed verandah. Both Kevin and Cathy were gracious hosts who always made time to talk to guests and tell them about the property and the island. I can't believe they run the place on their own without help! There's a fantastic beach for swimming nearby, and it's easily accessible to everything you'd want to do and see on the island. I wish we had more time to explore the property, which is so beautiful and well maintained. We'd love to go back any time!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Sep. 3, 2021
Glenn! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the review! Kev has embraced his Newhart status and truly enjoys a good cardigan in the winter 🤣 See you again on island time! Thanks! C+K 🐾
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Carter Hammett wrote a review Aug. 2021
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In use in some form as an inn for over a century, the Wandering Dog Inn is a charming escape from city ruckus. Host Kevin is a personable attentive guy with a sharp sense of humour. His partner Cathy whips up a mean breakfast and is loaded with interesting information. My room was cozy and comfy and watching the swallows tending to their nests outside my window was a real treat. The property is filled with nice little touches, including a hammock, firepit and bbqs. A separate building houses several screened in suites of varying size and price. We rented bicycles one day and made an entire sweep of the island with its pleasant beaches and immaculate homes on the east side and main business area and stunning sunsets on the west side. While choice of eating establishments might be somewhat limited, Pelee Island is a lovely respite from busy lives and The Wandering Dog is a wonderful place to connect with people around a fire and let your cares melt away...Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Aug. 23, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We love that you loved tour time here and we hope to see you again! C+K 🐾
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Emily D wrote a review Aug. 2021
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The inn and its keepers are charming and inviting. Cathy and Kevin ensure your stay is relaxing and comfortable. Cathy whips up mean and filling breakfast with accommodations for all food needs. The coffee was luxurious! The suite I stayed in was well appointed and had all needed for a stay. The bed slept well and would be happy to stay another night. The screened in porch was lovely as the bugs were out in full force! The room was very clean. In the evening, the bonfire is a great time to get to know the other guest and would recommend to attend. Great conversations will be had! Thank you so much Cathy and Kevin for hosting me at your inn. I had a great tome and will be staying here on my next visit to the island. This is definitely the place you want all your friends and family to come experience when visiting the island!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Aug. 23, 2021
Emily! So nice to have met you! Thanks for weathering a tiny storm with us (!) And taking the time to write this review!
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ALSO KNOWN AS
the wandering pheasant hotel pelee island
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Wandering Pheasant Inn
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioPelee Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wandering Dog Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Wandering Dog Inn?
Nearby attractions include Fish Point Nature Reserve (4.8 km), Pelee Island Heritage Centre (5.2 km), and Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wandering Dog Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at The Wandering Dog Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Wandering Dog Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wandering Dog Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wandering Dog Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bakery, Westview Tavern, and Stone House 1891.